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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 11.9.12

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not mean endorsement. Client relationships are disclosed where applicable. 

ENERGY POLICY 

Australia mandates smart meters, deregulation for all (via Greentech Media)

Sweeping Mexico energy reform may stumble in Congress (via Reuters)

Industry, enviros brace to see Obama’s second-term policy approach (via Greenwire)

With national politics in gridlock, drilling opposition goes local (via EnergyWire)

Energy sector winners, losers from campaign 2012 (via Politico)

RENEWABLES 

Wind tax credit backers ramp up campaign to greet Congress (via The Hill)

Can solar follow wind into the power trading market? (via Greentech Media)

Does Michigan’s clean-energy loss mean that greens are outgunned at the state level? (via Grist)

Georgia leading the charge for clean economy in the Southeast (via Renewable Energy World)

CLIMATE 

Warmer still: extreme climate predictions appear most accurate (via Washington Post)

Drought still affecting nearly 60 percent of the US (via Climate Central)

Climate change likely to be more severe than some models predict (via BusinessGreen)

US climate diplomats get a new chance to find common ground with allies (via ClimateWire)

Hoping for change: a post-election plan for addressing climate (via Climate Progress)

They talk about the weather on TV, but still not much about climate change (via Climate Progress)

Bill McKibben kicks off 350.org “Do The Math” tour in Seattle (via DeSmogBlog) 

EMISSIONS 

Kyoto won’t save us from climate change – but a carbon tax could (via The Guardian)

Australia pledges to renew Kyoto Protocol at Doha UN summit (via BusinessGreen)

New Zealand won’t sign “Kyoto 2” climate treaty (via Phys.org)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

Outgoing Chinese president calls for energy-saving revolution (via BusinessGreen)

Energy Star reaches high penetration rates for homes, appliances (via Sustainable Business)

GRID 

ABB unveils high voltage super-grid breakthrough (via BusinessGreen)

Insights from Itron’s Q3 smart grid earnings (via Greentech Media)

OIL 

OPEC says 2013 global oil demand may underperform (via Reuters)

Oil lobbyist: Keystone an “early test” of Obama’s pro-oil stance (via The Hill)

TRANSPORTATION 

How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive (via MIT Technology Review)

OTHER NEWS 

An additional listing of clean energy and climate news is posted at Climate Progress

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